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East Mayo Anglers' Association
An introduction to tying Irish shrimp flies

An introduction to tying Irish shrimp flies

By Seán Woods Once again, I had a very enjoyable season at East Mayo Anglers stretch and I’m rather sad to see the end of it. Even if I wasn’t catching (or loosing) fish, just to be among the beautiful surroundings the fishery has to offer was a great getaway from...

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Keep Safe On The Banks

Keep Safe On The Banks

by Jim Kavanagh   Angling on the riverbank is not considered to be a particularly dangerous activity but as with all activities sensible precautions should be taken. Students and Novices would be well advised to read this article. Life Jackets Life Jackets must...

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Catch & cook your salmon

Catch & cook your salmon

By Isabel Gallagher   To be able to go and fish on the Moy is one of the most relaxing, enjoyable pastimes. And to catch salmon must be a highlight for anyone. The thrill and adrenaline rush is like no other! I have spent many hours fishing, mostly coming home...

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Top ten tips to catch more fish

Top ten tips to catch more fish

By Ben Baynes   When worming in coloured water, a coloured bead placed above the swivel can add a visual stimulus to the bait.   Use stret-pegging (letting the current move the position of the float by giving line out) across the river action when using...

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Fishing methods on the Moy

Fishing methods on the Moy

By Paddy McNulty   The East Mayo section of the Moy is a long and varied piece of a great salmon fishing river and it requires different fishing methods for different pools. Parts of the river is fly only but most of the East Mayo Anglers section is mixed. For...

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Women on the fly

Women on the fly

(Pictured: Glenda Powell giving Spey Casting lesson to Debbie Meadows) Some people are surprised to see women fly fishing on the riverbanks today. However, women angling with artificial flies was first recorded in 1496 by Dame Juliana Berners titled “A Treatyse of...

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Passing on the skills

Passing on the skills

(Pictured: Bernard Mannion and his grandson Jack Dolan.) Bernard Mannion For Bernard Mannion fishing was a big part of his childhood. So, it is no wonder that Bernard’s Grandson Jack Dolan is showing signs of being a promising angler at the age of 12. Growing up in...

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How to Love ‘em and Leave ‘em

How to Love ‘em and Leave ‘em

By Brendan Wilson A guide to Catch & Release Salmon Fishing for salmon has been one of my greatest pleasures over many years, and it pains me to read reports of dwindling wild salmon stocks worldwide due to global climate changes, overfishing and loss of spawning...

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It’s all in the tail

It’s all in the tail

By Gary Smyth Salmon & Sea Trout A few years back during the summer run of grilse there were a lot of anglers referencing the small grilse that were being caught, with people then debating whether all these small salmon were salmon and not sea trout. As a result...

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A day to remember fishing the Moy

A day to remember fishing the Moy

By John Connolly I have spent many good days salmon fishing the Moy and quite a few not so good as well. Depending on the weather conditions, water levels, the time of year and the mood of the fish the Moy can be generous to a fault with its bounty or as mean as...

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